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JEANNE FITES

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Program Integration
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JEANNE FITESMrs. Fites was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Requirements and Resources on December 26, 1993 and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Requirements and Resources on July 7, 1994, redesignated as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Program Integration on 10 January 1997. Prior to that, she served as either Principal Director to or Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Requirements and Resources) since 1985. She is responsible for the research and analytic program for the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), as well as his participation in the Program, Planning and Budgeting system and corporate information management activities. She is also responsible for presentation of the Defense Manpower Program to the Congress; determination of total force manpower requirements; and for providing Defense support to special events such as the Olympics and the Pan American Games.

From July 1978 to August 1985, as Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Installations and Logistics), she managed the presentation of Defense manpower, logistics and military construction program before Congressional committees, the DoD program to avoid tuition charges to military dependents attending public school, support to other agencies in drug interdiction, customs inspection, youth employment. Managed Defense support to the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the U.K. sponsored Operation Raleigh.

She was a research psychologist for the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, specializing in performance of low aptitude military accessions, training technology and education programs (1966-1974). Member of OSD Central All Volunteer Force Task Force (1972). Assistant Director for Research, Defense Manpower Data Center (1974-1976). Director for Research, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (1976-1977).

Mrs. Fites received a master's degree in personnel and industrial psychology from George Washington University in 1969; a baccalaureate in psychology from Wake Forest University in 1966. She was awarded the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank in 1982 and 1991, and the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1981, 1984, and 1989.